Audible listeners in the UK are now able to share their favourite audiobook clips on social media, using Audible’s new social sharing tool Clips.
The digital feature in the Audible app, enables listeners to easily select, save and share bite sized audio snippets from their favourite passages with family and friends. Whether listeners savour motivational thoughts in business books, inspirational quotes from self-help titles, the funniest lines or most memorable moments in a novel, the feature gives users the chance to share these unmissable experiences with others.
To celebrate the launch of this new social sharing tool, Audible have released audio clips of some of the most inspirational quotes from literature. The clips, narrated by some of the world’s best storytellers and most famous voices, were taken from its library of over 200,000 titles and Audible hopes to encourage listeners to share the passages they find most inspirational.
Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible said:“Audible customers are book lovers whose print books are likely to be full of their own annotations and underlines. Listeners also love talking about books, authors, and narrators they are passionate about, and clips makes it easier for our customers to start meaningful conversations with their friends and family directly from their audiobook whenever inspiration strikes! We are also excited to launch this new, easy-to-use tool that authors and narrators can use to raise awareness of their audiobooks.”
The Last Battle
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Fellowship of the Ring
Lady Windemere's Fan
Through the Looking Glass
Clips will enable listeners to share their favourite audiobook clips narrated by the world’s most famous celebrities and everyone can quickly listen to a quote or excerpt that inspired the sender without having to create an account or download an app. When listening to the clip, the recipient is also given the opportunity to share it and purchase the full audiobook. With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy their first audiobook for free.
Clips will allow audio to be shared across multiple destinations including Facebook, Twitter, SMS, e-mail, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp. It will be available in iOS, Windows, and Android in the UK.
Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. Audible continues that tradition of innovation today by becoming the first and only provider to offer the ability to save and share passages of audiobook content. In 2015, listeners around the world downloaded 1.6 billion hours of audio from Audible.com outlets; Audible members downloaded an average of more than 17 books over the course of the year. Two thirds of new Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.
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